Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the unnamed monster inspires loathing in everyone it meets. Lonely and miserable, the creature ultimately destroys its creator.
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But just at that time I inherited the fortune of my cousin, and my thoughts were
turned into the channel of their earlier bent. Six years have passed since I
resolved on my present undertaking. I can, even now, remember the hour from
which I ...
“Compose yourself,” said Clerval, who observed my change of colour, “I will not
mention it, if it agitates you; but your father and cousin would be very happy if
they received a letter from you in your own hand-writing. They hardly know how ill
dear cousin; yet I cannot conclude without again anxiously inquiring concerning
your health. Dear Victor, if you are not very ill, write yourself, and make your
father and all of us happy; or I cannot bear to think of G 2 The MoDERN
“I am,” said she, “the cousin of the unhappy child who was murdered, or rather his
sister, for I was educated by and have lived with his parents ever since and even
long before his birth. It may therefore be judged indecent in me to come ...
When I returned home, Elizabeth eagerly demanded the result. * “My cousin,”
replied I, “it is decided as you may have expected; all judges had rather that ten
innocent should suffer, than that one guilty should escape. But she has
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My favorite book of all time.User Review - TheRavensLenore - Borders
I am in love with the "monster" portrayed in this book. From his point of view, it's when the coldness of the world changes us for the worse. To think that she wrote this novel at such a young age, it is profound. Read full review
A Brief review of "Frankenstein"User Review - VendettLia - Borders
Oh, This is a beautiful book. How its words flow just right with the story, is just Magnificiant. The story is captivating, not to mention wonderfully depressing.(^^) I really do have high respects ... Read full review